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Daudi from Tanzania raised $550 to improve his ability to walk and allow him to wear shoes again.

Daudi
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  • $550 raised, $0 to go
$550
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Fully funded
Daudi's treatment was fully funded on April 1, 2015.

Photo of Daudi post-operation

April 20, 2015

Daudi received a contracture release to improve his ability to walk.

“My feet look better than the way the toes were all pulled up,” says Daudi. “I am not allowed to walk yet and I really can’t, but I am excited to be able to go back to school once I have recovered, wearing shoes like the rest of the students.”

Our medical partner at African Mission Healthcare Foundation tells us that Daudi’s procedure went well, and when he is fully recovered, he is expected to walk normally again.

“My feet look better than the way the toes were all pulled up," says Daudi. "I am not allowed to walk yet and I really can’t, but I am excit...

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March 1, 2015

Meet Daudi, an eight-year-old from Tanzania and the fourth of six children. He likes counting numbers and learning how to read and write.

One day, while playing with his friends, Daudi stepped on white ash, not knowing that there was burning cow dung underneath. He sustained severe burns and was immediately treated locally by the application of fresh cow dung and honey.

“The wounds on Daudi’s feet healed well, but he developed contractures of his toes which have severely affected his gait. He is no longer able to wear shoes,” explains our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation.

Daudi’s parents, who work as small-scale farmers, take care of a few livestock, but their income is not enough to cover the family’s basic needs and pay for treatment. For $550, we can cover the surgery that Daudi needs, which will release the contracted tissues and allow him to walk normally again. If left untreated, his gait will not improve, and as he continues to grow, he will experience pain due to the upward pulling of his toes.

“I want to be able to wear shoes like all the other students when I go to school,” says Daudi.

Meet Daudi, an eight-year-old from Tanzania and the fourth of six children. He likes counting numbers and learning how to read and write. ...

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Daudi's Timeline

  • March 1, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Daudi was submitted by Esupat Kimirei at African Mission Healthcare.

  • March 2, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Daudi received treatment. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • April 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Daudi's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • April 1, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Daudi's treatment was fully funded.

  • April 20, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Daudi. Read the update.

Funded by 2 donors

Funded by 2 donors

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